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Wannabe Geek

#89160 26-Aug-2011 15:33
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Hi all

I'm considering getting Orcon Genius in a home that has a structured cabling system.

Some background information:
The structured system means that all my jackpoints terminate in my data cabinet. Currently the POTS line terminates in my cabinet, is adsl filtered, then is patched into my 8 way phone splitter. The 8 way is patched through to 4 or so phone basestations throughout the house. The phones are all mains powered cordless.

As far as I can tell I should just be able to patch the phone jack on the Genius to my phone splitter and still have all the phones currently in the house continue to function as before but through the genius' VoIP instead. I am aware that POTS phones draw some current.

The information I am looking for is:
Will this work as I anticipate?
And if so how many phones can the Orcon Genius handle connected to it (via an appropriate splitter)?


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  #512571 26-Aug-2011 15:56
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Hi, the biggest issue would be the limits of the ringing from the Genius. As you are connecting cordless base stations you will most likely find that it will not be a big issue as these typically have very low ringing current draw.

Other than that I dont see any issues.


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  #512574 26-Aug-2011 16:00
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You would need to establish the REN value of the Genius. Most ATA's are around 3.

To work out the REN value of your devices you'll need to look these up on the Telepermit site, most phones these days are around 0.7 to 1.0


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Wannabe Geek

  #512910 27-Aug-2011 17:22
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Thanks for the replies, its nice to know it was much as I expected.
I will look up the REN values of my phones and go from there.
I also see that I can pair DECT cordless phones directly to the Genius wirelessly, so I may not need to connect them all via cable.

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  #512928 27-Aug-2011 18:08
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I would use the wireless DECT/GAP interface if you can, that way you get the intercom call forwarding features (like a mini PABX) that DECT is great at.


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  #521179 14-Sep-2011 20:44
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I have a similar set up, all our wiring (phone, tv rf, LAN network terminates in the garage in an enclosure)
I had a clipsal unit distributing the phone and tv through the house
I just ended up getting the orcon lite, I just hooked this up to my exiting panasoic cordless and worked first pop..
I will attach a pic of my set up in the later on

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